July 29, 2022 Subject:
Strange Love of Martha Ivers
May 4, 2022 Subject:
One of The Best
Kirk's acting of a deranged, jealous husband struggling with the suicidal tendencies of an alcoholic are staggeringly real. Of-course Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Lizabeth Scott are the top of their game!!! The unimaginable crime and sequence of events with a full onslaught of psychological thrill!
This is a film I come back to over and over again!!!
March 9, 2022 Subject:
Excellent film noir with two (almost) femmes fatales.
Solid performances, including by Kirk Douglas, whose role is often overlooked because he played such a "weak" character in this stage of his career. Stanwyck does the cold blooded thing with her usual aplomb. The continuity between the characters when young and when adult is also well orchestrated.
December 15, 2020 Subject:
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February 14, 2018 Subject:
Thanks for sharing this, it's a movie that everyone should get to see.
October 19, 2010 Subject:
I really wanted to like this movie BUT...
My original review never got posted so here's a recap. First of all Lizabeth Scott does a horrible imitation of Lauren Bacall. I mean, what was she trying to do here? She was awful. The movie is about 30 minutes too long and just keeps adding more and more scenes which add nothing to the movie. Barbara Stanwyck was Barbara Stanwyck. She was wasted here as was Van Heflin and Kirk Douglas although they did admiral work with what they had. When Kirk Douglas was on screen...fabulous! An under-appreciated actor IMO. This could have been such a fabulous movie ESPECIALLY because of the ending. But for me, it never took off.
August 13, 2009 Subject:
What is Jazzfan on about?
I thought it a good idea to write about Strange Love rather than A Walk in the Sun (a good movie by the way).
Heflin and Stanwyck at the peak of their powers.Douglas breaking through. This is in the top 20 of great film noir.
April 6, 2009 Subject:
STRANGE LOVE is a follow-up to A WALK IN THE SUN by the great director Lewis Milestone. Even the best of them have put out dogs but he bounced right back with MARTHA. In a WALK IN THE SUN, it is hilarious to watch actor Richard Conte find himself a fellow soldier, make him his bitch, have him walk behind him and carry his cigarettes for him. When Conte wanted a smoke all he say: “butt me!” I tried to watch this again about a month ago and couldn’t stand it, it is just that bad. MARTHA is a much better movie without all the stupid dialogue found in A “TALK” IN THE SUN.